When improving home insulation, it is normal to monitor the points through which accumulated heat can escape. Those places through which the cold can enter, such as doors and windows… but also We must not forget the walls.
Athough it does not seems, Temperature can be lost through the walls. and there phenomena such as thermal conduction or insulation failures play their role, with air infiltration through cracks, gaps or poorly sealed areas in the walls. If the walls are not properly insulated, heat can flow from inside the house to the outside in winter and vice versa in summer. But although it may not seem like it, this is something that can be avoided without having to do work.
Don’t say Pladur, say gypsum panels
Surely you have seen the material, which in the shape of a sponge or similar, is placed between the separation of the walls and walls when a house is built. It is a material applied to the interior or exterior surfaces of walls with the purpose of providing thermal and, in some cases, acoustic insulation. These materials Help reduce heat transfer through walls and contribute to maintaining a more constant and comfortable interior temperature. But you can imitate its operation using something as common as Pladur.
And the use of Pladur panels (it is a registered brand of laminated plasterboards used for the construction of walls, ceilings and interior partitions), also known as laminated drywall or plasterboardcan contribute to improving the acoustic insulation, but also the thermal insulation of a house.
These Pladur panels are drywall with built-in insulation or insulating drywall. These panels (two gypsum boards that are in turn covered by cardboard) have a layer of insulating material adhered to a gypsum board and are used to add thermal insulation to interior walls.
Installing a layer of these insulated panels on the walls can help reduce thermal and passage leaks, offer better acoustic insulation. Between the exterior and interior walls, insulating material can be incorporated to improve energy efficiency and keep the interior temperature more stable.
Even Insulating material can be placed, such as mineral wool or acoustic foambetween the layers of panels and in this way the acoustic performance can be further improved.
What’s more, these Pladur panels also They can be used on ceilings to improve thermal and acoustic insulation. And as before, insulating material can be incorporated in the space between the ceiling and the plasterboard panels.
First, do not forget that it is important to make sure properly seal all joints and corners to avoid air leaks, which will contribute to thermal insulation. There you can use adhesive tape and specific putty to seal the joints between the panels.
But it is not only used to seal, since the use of Pladur panels is a cheap and economical tool that allows us to transform our house easily and without having to deal with complex reforms.
Also PVC panels
But also, There is a variant and they are PVC panels. PVC panels are sheets made from polyvinyl chloride, a very versatile type of plastic and are used in a variety of applications in construction and interior design due to their properties.
It is a type of solution appreciated for its durability and ease of cleaning and can have different textures and finishes, such as imitation wood, marble or stone, to give walls and ceilings a more natural look. And if they are combined with an intermediate layer of insulation, good insulation can be achieved without construction.
Due to their resistance to humidity, in addition to being commonly used in bathrooms and kitchens as wall coverings for protect surfaces from splashes and condensationare also used outdoors as façade coatings due to their resistance to inclement weather.
At that point, for example, you can find proposals on the market such as these Leroy Merlin panels made of PVC that can be used to insulate walls in rooms. Are Made of white PVC with a matte finish and they can be installed without any work thanks to an adhesive on the back that, when stuck to the wall, will not require any other complications. And if you want another touch, there are also wood-tone ones.
Cover photo | Max Rahubovskiy
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